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Therapy Services

Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy

What is RO DBT?

  • Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT), is an evidenced based therapy used for overcontrolled styles of coping, excessive self-control, and emotional inhibition.

  • Treatment targets emotional expression, social signaling and connection. It teaches flexible responding and openness. We practice healthy self-doubt so we can enhance self-awareness. This leads to improved social connection and reduction of emotional loneliness. 

  • Treatment includes individual sessions AND weekly skills classes.

RO DBT treats:

  • Chronic depression

  • Chronic Anxiety

  • Social anxiety

  • Obsessive thoughts

  • Anorexia

  • Maladaptive Perfectionism

  • Avoidant Personality Disorder Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

  • Paranoid Personality Disorder

  • Schizoid Personality Disorder



What is Overcontrol?

Overcontrolled clients:

  • have rigid thinking and  behavior

  • are detail focused

  • are cautious

  • are hesitant to engage in new experiences, or situations that are unpredictable

  • prefer structure and order

  • tend to be perfectionists

  • can delay gratification to achieve a goal

  • inhibit emotional expressions of either positive or negative emotions

  • have low awareness of emotions and tolerate high levels of distress

  • struggle to feel truly connected with others

  • experience envy, social comparisons and bitterness


RO DBT Skills Class

Skills Classes Topics Include: 

-Radical Openness & Flexible Responding

-Self-Enquiry and Understanding OC Coping

-Emotions & Safety Activation

-Mindfulness Training & States of Mind

Social Signaling & Interpersonal Effectiveness

Tuesdays @ 6pm CST

via Zoom

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Your values are like a compass, leading you in the right direction.

What is ACT?

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is used to accept negative emotions and thoughts, let these thoughts be and return to value-focused behaviors.

ACT is helpful when trying to change thoughts or emotions has been unsuccessful. 

  • Acceptance

  • Values (what guides your behaviors) 

  • Committed Action (acting within your values)

  • Mindfulness (awareness of the present moment, without judgment)

  • Defusion (separating the negative thought & emotion from your behavior)

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